Norine C. Foley

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OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence of dysphagia and associated pulmonary compromise in stroke patients through a systematic review of the published literature. METHODS Databases were searched (1966 through May 2005) using terms "cerebrovascular disorders," "deglutition disorders," and limited to "humans" for original articles addressing the frequency of(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE Despite the importance of community integration to individuals with traumatic brain injury, it is assessed relatively infrequently. The present paper provides a review of current approaches to the assessment of community integration, including evaluation of psychometric and administrative properties reported in the literature. MAIN(More)
BACKGROUND It has been hypothesized that poststroke depression (PSD) results from left hemisphere lesions. However, attempts to systematically review the data investigating lesion location and PSD have yielded conflicting results. We sought to investigate the methodological differences across the literature studying the relationship between lesion location(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the psychometric and administrative properties of outcome measures in the WHO International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Activity category used in stroke rehabilitation research and reported in the published literature. METHOD Critical review and synthesis of measurement properties for nine commonly(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to describe the outcomes of patients with a severe stroke admitted to a specialized "slow stream" rehabilitation program and to develop a model to predict discharge destination. METHODS Chart review of 196 consecutive non-ambulatory ("lower-band") stroke patients admitted between 1996-2001, to a specialized(More)
OBJECTIVE The effects of stroke on stroke survivors are profound and cannot adequately be understood from a single approach or point of view. Use of qualitative study, in addition to quantitative research, provides a comprehensive picture of the consequences of stroke grounded in the experience of stroke survivors. The purpose of the present study was to(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the psychometric and administrative properties of outcome measures in the ICF Participation category, which are used in stroke rehabilitation research and reported in the published literature. METHOD Critical review and synthesis of measurement properties for six commonly reported instruments in the stroke rehabilitation literature.(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the psychometric and administrative properties of outcome measures assigned to the ICF Body Functions category, and commonly used in stroke rehabilitation research. METHOD Critical review and synthesis of measurement properties for five commonly reported instruments in the stroke rehabilitation literature. Each instrument was rated(More)
OBJECTIVE Delayed admission to rehabilitation may result in poorer outcomes by reducing exposure to therapeutic interventions at a time when the brain is primed for neurological recovery. The present study examined the effects of early vs delayed admission on functional outcome and length of stay in patients admitted to a rehabilitation unit for first-ever(More)
A comprehensive evidence-based review of stroke rehabilitation was created to be an up-to-date review of the current evidence in stroke rehabilitation and to provide specific conclusions based on evidence that could be used to help direct stroke care at the bedside and at home. A literature search using multiple data-bases was used to identify all trials(More)